Coop

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The Pavilion 'coop' is a collaborative project in various dimensions. As part of the Bangkok Biennial it deliberates the framework of collaboration within the Biennial context. As a group exhibition the project reflects on its own structure. And each presented art work will approach the idea of collaboration.

Curatorial Statement

'coop' is an aesthetic, practical and analytic effort to deepen the understanding of various layers of collaborative work. In economic terms cooperation enables individuals to work together to achieve common business goals. Our aim is to explore the crossing paths between mechanisms of the system, personal interests and solidarity artistically. We are aware of the fact that we collaborate constantly within the current system – as being part of the so-called ‘soft powers’. It is often assumed that visual arts thrive on the celebration of individuals. Society empowers the individual – the artist – to express him or herself. But in fact, art can also be considered as one of the most collaborative forms of interaction. Each art work incorporates several influences: style, appropriated ideas or knowledge, labor or craftwork by other people, reflections of collaborative structures, materials from various origins, in the end to be joined by interpretation and seen by others as a visual form of communication.

https://www.coopbangkok.com

Participating Artists

Lars Karl Becker, Kitsum Cheng, Nicholas Hoffman, Daniela Kneip Velescu, Valentina Knežević, Ofri Lapid, Cheonghye Sophia Lee, Jieun Lim, Alice Peragine, Nadia Perlov, Sathit Sattarasart, Daniel Stubenvoll, Nolico Taki

Pavilion's curator: Muriel Meyer

Venue

'3rd fl, 469 Phrasumen Rd. Bowonniwet Phranakorn Bangkok'

Opening July 1st 2018, 18:00 - 22:30

469 Phra Sumen Rd, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

(next to Ku Bar) gmaps link

Contact

coopbb@posteo.org

Kindly Supported by

Speedy Grandma (our host)

Goethe-Institute Thailand, Bangkok GI Logo horizontal green small.jpg

Japan Foundation, Bangkok Unknown2.jpeg

Freundeskreis Städelschule Portikus e. V.

Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Canada Council for the Arts

Florian Almeling